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Project by Laserdude posted 1195 days ago 1475 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small Black Walnut box that has the most beautiful grain. I wanted to create my own hand made hinges, and came up with a unique style. It was fun to create this one….....

-- Dave





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#1 posted 1195 days ago

Cool box I do like those hinges brilliantly done, nice mitre joints as well

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#2 posted 1195 days ago

love the hinges.

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#3 posted 1195 days ago

I really like the hinges, it makes the box so special.

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#4 posted 1195 days ago

Another beautiful box. The hinges are great and really set it off.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#5 posted 1195 days ago

The hinges are beautiful and add a uniqueness to the box. Nice going.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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#6 posted 1195 days ago

yea, these hinges are fantastic….great job!!!!

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#7 posted 1195 days ago

Wicked hinges!

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#8 posted 1195 days ago

My 10 year old just saw a box with similar hinges… going to do my best to try and help him make the box.

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#9 posted 1194 days ago

Yep the hinges really make this pop, well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1194 days ago

Great Hinges..!!
I’ve made several and know just how hard they are to do right.
Question: how do you secure the hinge rods?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 1194 days ago

I drilled the hole .010 less than the size of a #10 headless nail or something similar. Use a venier or micrometer to measure the size of the nail. Use number drills to achieve the next closest drill size @ .010 smaller than the nail size. After drilling the hole through the hinge assembly, I took the hinge apart. I then used another drill the same size as the nail, and cleaned out the center tab of the hinge. This would allow the nail to be a slip fit. Then re-assemble the hinge and use the same nail for the rod. Add liquid nails or wood glue to secure the nail in place on both ends of the mitre joint. The friction fit of the mitre joint holds the lid up nicely…............

-- Dave

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#12 posted 1194 days ago

Ohhh you know…some people just gotta show off!! HaHa, just kidding, Dave. That’s a very handsome box and I echo your thoughts on that walnut grain…just beautiful. thanks for sharing.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#13 posted 1194 days ago

The hinges are great, the brass screws really work nice, but the curve feature you used on the top of the box is fantastic.

Steve.

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